I have a real soft spot for Scandanavian cold weather accessory specialists GripGrab. Here at CycleTechReview we have reviewed a lot of their kit and I’ve always found it to be superb. They produce a wide range of gloves, socks, base-layers, hats, etc, etc, for cycling and running, so the descision to launch a clothing range makes sense.
The range consists of short sleeved jerseys in three different fits, casual, slim and climber. The slim comes in a further three variations; signature, explicit and classic. GripGrab say the signature has a woven look, for those that aren’t “avid lycra lovers”. The explicit variant comes in more colourful designs than the classic, but they seem to be the same Spinnfabric materia. They all have simple, bold designs, that should please most people.
For those more chilled rides, there’s the GripGrab Classic Casual Summer Jersey. It has a relaxed loose cut and is designed for “fun and free riding”. Something for those easy days, or a bit of MTBing.
The last jersey variation is the Climbers Ultralight SS. GripGrab say this is “designed for the hottest
and hardest days in the saddle”. It’s made from a VeranoUltra fabric and is aimed at long rides in hot temperatures. It comes in three different colours and is meant to be “super breathable” while providing “exceptional moisture management”, perfect for those summer climbs.
Moving on from jerseys and there are two bib-short models, the Racing and the Endurance. Both come in two colours, black or navy blue and have subtle branding, so they won’t clash with your club kit! The Racing bib-shorts have an aerodynamic cut, and are made from compression fit Lycra Power fabrics. They’re fitted with an Elastic Interface Zoom X seat-pad.
GripGrab say they used feedback from professional cyclists when designing their Endurance bib-shorts. Made from Goffrato fabric, which provides a compression effect, the Endurance shorts are deigned for long days in the saddle. Theses shorts use an Elastic Interface ENDURANCE Carbonium seat-pad and again have minimal branding.
Last up in this new GripGrab clothing range is the Lightweight Windproof Cycling Gilet. It comes in four solid colours and will provide an easily packable extra layer for when the temperature drops.
If the new GripGrab clothing range is as good as their accessory, then these will be some great bits of kit to have. They don’t go on sale until March 2019, so in the meantime head over to their website and take a look. We hope to get some samples to review and will let you know as soon as they arrive.